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Fun #BackToSchool Activities – and 25% Off Kiwi Crate For You!

This post sponsored by Kiwi Crate Have you heard of Kiwi Crate? It's an awesome service aimed at preschool- to elementary-school kids. Moms (and Dads!) can subscribe and receive a new kit every month that includes 2-3 fun (and educational) projects!   My favorite part -- each kit comes complete with everything you'll need for the projects, cute and complete instruction books, … [Read more...]

Outlander Sneak Peek: My Favorite Books on TV!

This post sponsored by STARZ and Time Warner Cable For the last 18 years, my favorite books have been the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have literally (literarily?) worn out three copies of the first book, Outlander, and they're always on my Kindle. (I'm reading the latest, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, now.) So I jumped at the chance to see the new Time Warner Cable Series on Starz, … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things – Spring 2014!

It's been so long since I've done a "Favorite Things" post. I think it's so fun to share products that work and that we love. I would love to hear YOUR favorite things too!! Here are a few of my favorite things lately: My FitBit.  I've lost about 35 pounds in the last year through exercising and eating heathier and my FitBit has definitely played a big part in my weight loss. I just … [Read more...]

Favorite Things Giveaway & Gift Ideas ($300+ value)

  This is one of my favorite events of the whole year -- the Favorite Things Giveaway. I'm so excited to be taking part with these fun blogs again this year. That's right-we have gathered up our favorite things to give away, and YOU have the opportunity to win them! Not only is this giveaway a fantastic way to drum up gift ideas for anyone and everyone on your list this year, it … [Read more...]

Instagram-friendly Project Life Kit and DIY Photo Tips!!

Instagram is one of my new favorite things! I just love sharing ideas over there!! So I was so thrilled when I heard one of my other favorite things - Project Life - was creating a kit that was Instagram-friendly. Awesome!!   The new Just Add Color Kit Project Life Kits is perfect for your Instagram pictures -- with its 2x2-inch and 4x4-inch square pockets and cool inserts. (My teenagers … [Read more...]

Creamy Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge!

I'm on day 40 without Diet Coke. Can you believe it?? It all has to do with a #BMSChallenge that I joined in, thanks to my friend April. There's more to it too. The BMS - stands for Body, Mind and Spirit. And it's been great. I've lost 15 pounds so far and I feel SO good. But it's been really hard too. Not only did I have to give up my beloved Diet Coke, but also sugar. What??? And I have … [Read more...]

Summer Road Trip Games … Bringing The Family Together (And Win A Sony VAIO Tap 20!)

As I've talked about before, I like technology best when it brings people together, and I love it when it helps me bring my family closer. When we go on family vacations, often we take road trips, and in the car it it can seem like everyone's plugged in to their own device! But we've been trying a few new things:  We've now tried bringing the Sony VAIO Tap 20 All-In-One PC on our road trips, … [Read more...]

Silhouette Giveaway and 40% off Silhouette Supplies!!

Can you guys believe that it's almost AUGUST??? Where has the Summer gone?   I would be sad, except that my favorite time of the year is coming up!! Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can't decide which one I love most. SO fun!! I am so excited to get started on holiay crafts and decor. And that is why I am excited to be giving away my favorite crafting tool to one of YOU -- a … [Read more...]

My Favorite Photo Memory With My Kids (and enter to win a Sony VAIO Tap 20!)

I don't really have just one favorite memory ... I have lots of favorite memories with my kids! Today I'm going to share a photo that reminds me of a favorite memory ... and share a bit about how I'm now organizing my photos, and how you can win a Sony VAIO Tap 20, too! Here's my favorite photo -- and it's actually pretty recent -- that reminds me of fun times with my family. (And it … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth and Favorite Things This Week!

Happy Fourth of July!!  I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday if you are celebrating! I'm having a little open house at my 1905 Cottage today and I'm super excited about it! I'll be putting pictures on my Instagram Account throughout the day of different rooms. Connect with me there to join in the fun! I might even make an Instagram video of the cottage and post … [Read more...]